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National Summary

Today

Most of the country will be dry tonight but rain will develop in the north later.

Tonight

The rain will become persistent in the north and northwest, turning heavier towards morning. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees, in mostly light westerly winds, the winds freshening along north and northwest coasts later.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Monday, will be mostly cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain extending southwards from the north. Brighter weather, with showers, will follow through the afternoon. Turning much colder, in fresh to strong and gusty north to northwest winds, a few wintry showers are possible in the north and northwest Monday evening. Highest temperatures 7 to 12 degrees.

Outlook

Headline: Very cold through Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, with occasional showers, some wintry and with a risk of thunder also. After midweek, it will become less cold, but changeable and unsettled.Monday night: Very cold and windy, with clear spells and showers, the showers most frequent in the north and west. Some will be of hail and sleet, with a risk of show over high ground. There is also a risk of thunder, especially in northern and western coastal counties. Min. 0 to 4 degrees, with frost in places sheltered from the moderate north to northwest winds.Tuesday: Cold and windy, with sunny spells and occasional showers, mostly of rain or hail, but some sleet is possible, especially over high ground. Many of the showers will be heavy, with a high risk of scattered thunderstorms. Max. 8 to 11 C., in moderate to fresh, north to northwest winds.Tuesday night will be very cold, with showers becoming confined mainly to western and northern coasts, some wintry. Min. minus 2 to plus 2 Celsius, with widespread frost.Wednesday: Still very cold, but a bright day, with sunny spells. Scattered showers also, especially in the eastern half of the country, but they won't be as heavy in most areas as on Tuesday. Not as windy either, with mostly moderate north to northwest winds. Max. 8 to 11 Celsius.Wednesday night will become mostly cloudy, with some rain developing, mainly in the north and east, but less cold, with minima of 2 to 5 Celsius.After midweek, there will be an improvement in temperatures.Thursday: Many areas dry, but predominantly cloudy, with some patchy rain, especialy in the east and northeast. Max. 10 to 13 C, in light to moderate northwesterly breezes.Friday and weekend: Unsettled. Early indications are for wet and windy weather to move in from the Atlantic during Friday and Friday night, with heavy rain and strong south to southwest winds. Brighter over the weekend, with sunny spells and scattered showers.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1022, Falling

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1024, Falling

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East, 6 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southeast, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southeast, 5 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

North-Northwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West-Northwest, 10 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 12 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1024, Falling

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

East-Southeast, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West, 14 Knots, Wave height not available, 1024, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South, 4 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1026, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Monday 24 April 2017 Issued at 1700 Sunday 23 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An anticyclone of 1028hpa centred close to the Strait of Dover and extending across Britain and Ireland, maintains a light and variable airflow across the country. Low pressure of 1008 hPa to the north of Scotland drives a weak warm front over the country today and its associated cold front will follow tonight, introducing a cold, unstable northerly flow later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: South to southwest force 3 or 4, veering westerly and increasing force 4 or 5 tonight and veering northwest by noon on Monday and increasing force 6 or 7.

Weather: Mainly fair, but patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Rain turning persistent in the north and northwest tonight and spreading south during Monday.

Visibility: Generally good, but moderate to poor in rain, drizzle and fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Loop Head

Wind: Easterly or variable force 3 or less, increasing west to northwest force 2 to 4 tonight, and further increasing northwest to north force 4 to 5 by noon on Monday and reaching force 6 or 7 by the end of the period.

Weather: Mainly fair, but patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Rain turning persistent in the north and northwest tonight and spreading south during Monday.

Visibility: Generally good, but moderate to poor in rain, drizzle and fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Rossan Point to Carlingford Lough

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5, increasing force 4 to 6 overnight and veering northwest to north.

Weather: Mainly fair, but patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Rain turning persistent in the north and northwest tonight and spreading south during Monday.

Visibility: Generally good, but moderate to poor in rain, drizzle and fog.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Tuesday 25 April 2017: Strong to near gale north to northwest winds. Rain and drizzle extending southwards on Monday, followed by clearer, showery conditions, with a risk of hail and thunder.

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